4c hair Growth - 2 years post 'Big chop'

4c Hair Growth

2011-2013

2011-2013

Earlier on in my natural hair journey I would take photos every month to document my hair growth, however for the last year or so I haven't continued this routine. I can usually tell if it has grown if I can achieve certain styles. I haven't really had any hair length goals, I've just wanted to learn how to keep it healthy and understand how to manipulate and style my hair with ease. I recently took my hair out of my loose twist protective style and decided to do a length check. It's been just over two years since I big chopped (the left photo shows this- however I didn't cut off all my relaxed ends at the front until a few months later). Now, in 2013 my hair at the back reaches arm pit length when fully stretched, which I'm pleasantly surprised about. My natural hair has never in my whole life reached this length.

My relaxed hair did not grow to great lengths even though I had been relaxing it for 10 years, in theory it should have been down to the ground! But of course it was damaged and every time it grew I would have to cut off the ends because they were so thin. It's only taken me two years to get to the photo on the right and I've worked out that I've saved nearly £500 from not paying for the relaxer treatment and of course I'm sure there are the health benefits too. I'm interested to see if I can reach mid back length by the end of next year but I think I'll continue to focus on keeping my hair healthy. 4c hair can grow!